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Aquitania approaches New York Harbor on 17 July, 1945 with her second load of returning US troops following V-E Day in this view originally taken by UPI. Her first load was delivered to the city in late May, 1945, and it was the first large contingent of American servicemen to arrive home, but ther

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Typical with the Queen Mary. The book "Running the Gauntlet" is almost entirely about the author's service aboard Aquitania in WW2 and Queen Mary is on the cover. I believe the author also mentions Aquitania came into New York first. Nice picture
 

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[COLOR="Navy"]I thought readers might be interested in an E-Mail I received yesterday, 24th, from my dear old ~ 96 in October and still doing everything including writing books ~ pal 'GI' Arthur Schmitz.[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Black"]"~~~ Hi Graham, Absolutely NO need to be scared of asking me anything. I
waved goodbye to the Statue of Liberty on February 1st 1944 and we
arrived at Greenock on February 6th. ~~~" [/COLOR]


[COLOR="Navy"]We had been discussing his Aquitania voyage, when he 'came over' as a GI ~ his book 'A tourist in Uniform' refers ~ and to save me looking in the book for specific dates, I'd asked him, hence the wording of his reply.

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Hi Graham, I was wondering if you ever send your friend Art any of the pics of Aquitania that get posted here on SN. I would imagine he likes getting to see them, considering the impact the ship had on his life.

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[COLOR="Navy"]Hi Clyde.

Wonder no more, indeed I do, each and every one. I've long considered suggesting he 'signed up' to SN but have never actually gotten around
around to asking; what do you think, as a second opinion is always welcomed on such a matter?

Have a great weekend.

Kindest.

GGG

PS How do you like my great grandson Theo's 'Canal' headgear?[/COLOR]


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Hi Graham, I think it would be great if Art became an SN member. I'm sure he would enjoy the discussions that pop up from time to time, and who knows, he may even have experiences that can help in learning new facts about those discussions. Sorry to take so long to reply but I've been rather busy here as of late.

Clyde
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